Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism


Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism
Edited by: Anita Harris
Routledge, 2007

 

Chapter 10:
“(r)Evolutionary Healing: Jamming with Culture and Shifting the Power”
by: Carly Stasko

 

This collection provides an interdisciplinary examination of young women’s multilayered lives. Contributors from fields such as education, gender and cultural studies, sociology, psychology and politics – as well as young women themselves – wrestle with both subculture theory and feminism as they attempt to understand contemporary strategies for connection and social action. They also offer insights into an understanding of how today’s young women conceive of their relationships and networks with other young women in the absence of older style feminist frameworks; and what their experiences can offer for the development of more relevant explanations of youths’ social and political identities and cultures.

Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks

Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks
Editor: Emily Pohl-Weary
Sumach Press, 2004

Chapter 6:
“How to Be Your Own Superhero: A Chronicle of Experimentation And Fascination”
by: Carly Stasko

Taking on the bombshell spies, slayers, witches and assassins who are fighting their way into movies and television shows everywhere, Girls Who Bite Back examines what these new role models for young women are really about. Other contributors include: Superheroes like Sonja Ahlers, Hiromi Goto, Carly Stasko, Sophie Levy, Daniel Heath-Justice, Nalo Hopkinson, Shary Boyle, Zoe Whittall, Larissa Lai.

Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms

Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms

Edited by: Lara Karaian, Allyson Mitchell, Lisa B. Rundle
Sumach Press, 2001

Chapter 6:
“Action Girls in the Dream Machine”
by: Carly Stasko

Turbo Chicks is an energetic collection of prose, poetry, theoretical explorations, zines and photo essays. The contributors come from all walks of life, different ages and experiences, sexual orientations, social and cultural backgrounds. Together their pieces build a conversation that is vital to hear. They present issues that feminists struggle with everywhere: how to put convictions into practice, how to talk about race, class, education, ability, sexuality and the privileging of voice. Each contributor identifies ten people who have influenced her and provides her own definition of feminism that broadens the dialogue.

Reunions (a story by my mom Catherine Stasko)

Cathy’s story on the CBC radio Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO) March 2012

Cathy Stasko grew up knowing that she was adopted. At one point, about 30 years ago, after Cathy had a daughter of her own, she set out to look for her birth mom. An agency tracked her down… and told Cathy that her mother was happy to know that she was well, but couldn’t be in contact with her. So Cathy didn’t get the reunion she was hoping for, but years later, she did get something else…

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